Great Lakes Division

International Association of Fire Chiefs


Chief BJ Jungmann
Term Ends August 2025
Burnsville Fire Department
100 Civic Center Parkway
Burnsville, MN 55337
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BJ is currently the Fire Chief for the City of Burnsville which is an all-suburban career fire and EMS agency just outside of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. Chief Jungmann has had the fortune to work throughout his career in many different roles, starting as a volunteer firefighter, EMT, dispatcher, paramedic, fire captain, training officer, assistant chief, and now fire chief. He is fortunate to be the Fire Chief of one of only a few career fire departments in Minnesota and has a great staff that is striving to increase their professionalism. Chief Jungmann has worked in both hospital-based EMS and local government fire-based EMS. He has a passion for learning, he currently holds a Master's Degree from Hamline University in Public Administration, has completed the Executive Fire Officer Program through the National Fire Academy, and is a Credentialed Chief Fire Officer through the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Chief Jungmann is a student of the profession who strived to learn and grow from each experience, he is engaged at the local and state level with organizations to advance both the fire and EMS professions.